Eternal on the water: [a novel]
1st Gallery Books trade paperback ed.
Cobb, a devoted teacher and nature-lover, takes a sabbatical from his New England boys prep school seeking to experience what Henry David Thoreau and the transcendentalists did in the early nineteenth century. Kayaking to the last known spot where the American writer and philosopher camped four years before he died, he encounters the beautiful free-spirited Mary. Also a teacher, avid bird-watcher, and deft adventurist, Mary is flirtatious and beguiling, and the two soon become inseparable. Mary is like no one Cobb has ever met before, but he gets the feeling that she is harboring a secret. Eventually she shares her fears with Cobb--that she may be carrying the gene for a devastating, incurable illness that runs in her family. Finding strength in their commitment to one another, the two embark on a journey that is filled with joy, anguish, hope, and most importantly, unending love. Set against the sweeping natural backdrops of Maine's rugged backcountry, the exotic islands of Indonesia, scenic Yellowstone National Park, and rural New England, Tender River is a timeless and poignant love story that will captivate readers everywhere.
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|Grouping Title||eternal on the water|
|Grouping Author||monninger joseph|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-16 20:02:01PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-19 06:11:21AM|
|auth_author2||Shah, Neil, 1976-|
|available_at_lafayette||Lafayette Public Library|
|detailed_location_lafayette||Lafayette General Fiction|
|display_description||From the day Cobb and Mary meet kayaking on Maine's Allagash River and fall deeply in love, the two approach life with the same sense of adventure they use to conquer the river's treacherous rapids. But rivers do not let go so easily-and neither does their love. When Mary's life takes the cruelest turn, she vows to face those rough waters on her own terms and asks Cobb to promise, when the time comes, to help her return to their beloved river for one final journey. Set against the rugged wilderness of Maine, the exotic islands of Indonesia, the sweeping panoramas of Yellowstone National Park, and the tranquil villages of rural New England, Eternal on the Water is at once heartbreaking and uplifting-a timeless, beautifully rendered story of true love's power.|
|owning_library_lafayette||Lafayette Public Library|
|owning_location_lafayette||Lafayette Public Library|
Married people -- Fiction
Spouses -- Death -- Fiction
|title_display||Eternal on the water : a novel|
|title_full||Eternal on the water : [a novel] [electronic resource] Monninger, Joseph.|
Eternal on the water : a novel / Joseph Monninger
|title_short||Eternal on the water|